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Noun Many of the city's residents have criticized local pols for their decision to close the public library.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Before Wednesday’s game, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred lashed out at the city’s politicians, telling The Chronicle’s Susan Slusser that the pols were playing with fire and risking the loss of the A’s to another city. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "A’s loss sends fans’ spirits and hopes reeling," 2 Oct. 2019 Namely, that neither pundits nor pols define who is electable. Leonard Pitts Jr - Miami Herald, The Mercury News, "Pitts: Democrats arguments over electability are annoying," 18 Sep. 2019 McKinnon, who has also memorably portrayed Hillary Clinton, Angela Merkel and other pols on the late-night show, plays RBG as a defiant, vitamin-huffing roadblock to President Trump. Washington Post, "Ruth Bader Ginsburg met Kate McKinnon, her SNL doppelganger, at a musical," 15 Aug. 2019 Buttigieg doesn’t have the long history with African Americans of Biden or the cultural connection of a Southern pol like Bill Clinton. Rich Lowry, National Review, "The Buttigieg Illusion," 28 June 2019 A decade later, Buttigieg, P., is better known as South Bend's Mayor Pete, a first-name-only pol thanks to his tongue-twister surname (BOOT-edge-edge). Author: Steve Hendrix, Joshua Partlow, Anchorage Daily News, "How Pete Buttigieg went from war protester to ‘packing my bags for Afghanistan’," 29 July 2019 And in his prime, her husband was ruthless and brilliant old school Chicago Irish pol worthy of respect in a tough business. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Chicagoans aren’t born cynics. We’ve just had it beaten into us from birth with stories like this one.," 13 Sep. 2019 At Apey Kade in Tarzana, restaurant critic Bill Addison’s dopamine levels spike at the trays of spiced coconut milk gravy, pol sambol and string hoppers — thin rice flour noodles. latimes.com, "How we’re getting ready for summer," 22 June 2019 That was during the premiership of David Cameron, the P.R. man–turned–pol. Kyle Smith, National Review, "The Greatest Show in the West End," 26 July 2019

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circa 1942, in the meaning defined above

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